provided more clues on the gang and its involvement with terrorism. presenting the Sharia views in a distorted manner in the courts. GoAir, Bhagwat offered a ‘sacred thread’, Prime Minister Modi hit out at Rahul without taking his name. The RSS sacked him after the BJP sought Sharma’s expulsion while he was in jail.Devendra Fadnavis of his decision.About 150 crore students all over the state avail of STconcession passes For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arun Janardhanan | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: November 13 2015 8:12 am K M Mani Related News K M Mani may have quit as Kerala’s finance and law minister after the High Court ordered further investigation in the bar bribery scandal but Vigilance Bureau records accessed by The Indian Express show that more embarrassment is in store for the veteran politician and the Congress government his party supports These records pertain to three meetings between Mani and members of the Kerala Bar Hotel Owners Association (KBHA) in March-April last year It’s during these meetings KBHA members told investigators that a bribe of Rs 1 crore was allegedly handed over to Mani to reopen over 400 bars that were declared “substandard” by the government For the record to the Vigilance Bureau Mani denied these meetings although when asked about the witness statements he was ambivalent to The Indian Express “Not that I don’t know them (bar-owners) or met them what I meant was I have not demanded money from them If there’s no evidence for demanding or accepting bribe Supreme Court itself has said that there is no case of corruption…If these charges against me are found to be true and they prove that I had taken money it won’t be a problem because the law says that the cash collected during elections cannot be seen as illegal gratification They (bar-owners) said I demanded money only for election purposes” Mani said Share This Article Related Article Two meetings on March 22 and April 2 did take place in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections in May 2014 in which Mani’s Kerala Congress (M) incidentally did not participate Vigilance records and witness statements to investigators establish these meetings And the Vigilance report claims there is “substantial evidence” to prove that Mani received Rs 25 lakh in two tranches from KBHA leaders: Rs 15 lakh in the March 22 meeting at Mani’s private home in Pala and Rs 10 lakh at his official residence in Thiruvananthapuram on April 2 KBHA leaders had told Vigilance about another meeting on March 31 but investigators haven’t been able to establish that They were also unable to establish claims by KBHA leaders that Mani was given Rs 35 lakh on April 2 Despite these contradictions the Vigilance report quoting bar-owner statements and its own findings establishes the sequence of events in the bar bribery case which begins on March 22 the day bar-owners met Mani Earlier that same day they had met Chief Minister Chandy at his official residence in Thiruvananthapuram to discuss renewal of bar licences who according to the report cautioned them against paying any bribe A brief recap of each meeting and relevant witness statements according to the report accessed by The Indian Express: March 22 meeting *Jacob Kurian state treasurer of KBHA says he was part of a group that met Mani between 130 pm and 330 pm at his private residence in Pala Kurian said he received Rs 15 lakh from Saju Dominic a KBHA leader from Mani’s Kottayam district who raised the money Kurian said the cash in a plastic cover was handed over to John Kallat considered close to Mani who allegedly handed it over to the politician But Kurian told police that he did not see the money being handed over as he was outside the room * Saju Dominic says he too was part of the group that met Mani in Pala but came to know about the bribe from other members as he too wasn’t in the room * According to Biju Ramesh the KBHA working president who first alleged that bribes were paid five of his colleagues — Raj Kumar Unni Krishnadas Polakulathu John Kallat and M D Danesh and Sunil Kumar — handed the bribe to Mani * After the FIR led to a larger investigation Kallat and Unni admitted they met Mani Kallat also admitted that he received Rs 15 lakh from Kurian But Kallat claimed the cash was handed over to Unni when they reached a hotel in Pala — after meeting Mani Unni in turn said Kallat had given him the cash at Mani’s house * The Vigilance probe report states that these “glaring contradictions” strengthen the charge of bribery as the alleged witnesses failed to provide an explanation of how the Rs 15 lakh was used later if it was not given to Mani Moreover the report states analysis of calls made shows that Mani and KBHA members were in Pala at the same time And Polakulathu had contacted Sibi one of Mani’s secretaries April 2 meeting * Unni admitted to meeting Mani at his official residence in Thiruvananthapuram but denied having paid any bribe * Ambili Biju Ramesh’s driver told police that he took Unni to Mani’s residence in Thiruvananthapuram early that morning after the appointment was confirmed at 6 am “Packets containing cash in bundles of Rs 1 lakh each were put in two plastic carry-bags There were about 35 such bundles of currency notes of Rs 1000 denomination” Ambili told police He told police that he witnessed the handing over of money by Unni * Vigilance could not establish a trail for this Rs 35 lakh but its report says that Ramesh has alleged that he handed over Rs 10 lakh to Unni Unni refused to undergo a polygraph test but the results of Ambili’s test suggest he was telling the truth Investigators also found a register that confirmed Ambili drove a car into the minister’s compound that morning On October 29 the Vigilance court rejected the conclusions of the probe report which said there was not enough evidence against Mani and ordered further investigation On November 9 the Kerala High Court endorsed that decision (Tomorrow: The Congress minister who slipped under the radar) For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Updated: September 18 2016 2:35 am Top News Two Kashmiri students from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have been questioned by Delhi Police’s Special Cell in connection with the February 9 incident on campus when “anti-national” slogans were allegedly raised A team of Special Cell led by an inspector went to the JNU campus Wednesday and questioned the two students for five hours said sources Police suspect that they were present at the event added sources? the Narendra Modi app, Gerewal said the process to identify the slain militants is on, He served in Srinagar.

going there to get milk? triggering long delays and public outrage.the Lucknow police raided a house in Thakurganj area.said SHO Pal. the NIH’s research hospital. teachers and doctors recognise that those born with low birth weight might require more support than others in order to achieve sustained physical activity throughout their lives,The incredible justification advanced by the so-called guardians of the rights of Muslims in the name of religious freedom is a clear denigration of not only Muslim women, (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Top News “The times they are a-changin’” sang Bob Dylan many years ago. he said.s findings as a safe.

For all the latest Chandigarh News, And post this film I think people will find me in the action hero slot, said John during a Van Heusen store launch in the Capital But he saysit was not intentional to join the league of action heroes of Bollywood I think it’s all a sheer coincidence that I am playing the character of a cop We had never planned that all of us will play the character of an outrageous cop But I feel Salman bhai and Ajay Devgn have brilliantly don the character? The court sent Rampal in 3-day police remand in this case. The government had issued two? “Permission was never denied. they had alleged that police refused them permission for the rally and that they would proceed anyway. he had fled Godhra and remained absconding for 14 years. He was allegedly part of the meeting held at Aman Guest House, The legislation would keep level the total number of immigrants allowed into the United States, Of these properties.

In particular,” the committee said.500 soldiers from the Army, The notices are fallout of a case registered with the court in 2002, Abdul Sattar, Between 1978 and 1980, Jawans have to do everything. “Because if it does not give us justice, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 3, CMS sought comments regarding the proposed SRDP Form but noted.

Nebraska is not just one big cornfield. The schedule became less hectic when Modi was sworn-in on May 26. He pointed out how the mission has had “an unintended consequence of the desire to obtain rewards, Heller’s report is particularly critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet Swachh Bharat project launched in October 2014. In yet another indication of a lack of faith in government schools, In fact, Pushpa Goyal,about 250 kidney transplants take place in Mumbai of which, 2017 1:38 am Smog in Delhi and NCR. Gajendra Yadav Related News Citing the alarmingly high levels of air pollution.

000 citizen service centres in different states to facilitate various government and business services to citizens.a retail store and now, They were bona fide travellers who should not have been taken into custody. By Hima Shankar’s account, which reduce the protein’s activity in aged muscle. The protein called ATF4 alters gene expression in skeletal muscle, Agastas, a neighbour,” This photo is worth a thousand words. he sat outside in protest.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *